How many chickens will my coop hold?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by boykin2010, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Songster

    Sep 26, 2010
    South Georgia
    My coop is an 8 by 10. My run is 9 by 18. I have 5 roosting bars that are about 2.5 to 3 feet long and i have 5 nesting boxes. I was thinking this could fit at least 15 hens. How many would it fit in your opinion?
  2. shadewolfo10

    shadewolfo10 In the Brooder

    May 31, 2011
    Yep! 15 or 16 hens would fit well! They need a minimum of 10 sq ft per hen in the run! Unless you are free ranging them, and then you could fit about 20 I think!
  3. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    The numbers work out to 16 large fowl.........
  4. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    Sounds about right but be ready to expand, it's a.....CHICKEN MATH ATTACK. OOOH you need more room cause you saw some birds you just had to have [​IMG]
  5. sdeneen2001

    sdeneen2001 Songster

    Feb 26, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    Quote:Just 3 more, honest, just a few more... [​IMG]
  6. giggleboxfarm

    giggleboxfarm Songster

    Apr 29, 2011
    Central KY
    I know nothing about chicken math.. nope.. we are building a new coop cause the original plan was 6 hens. Plenty of eggs right? ha! Then we accidently got up to 30, and then the cochin eggs hatched.. uhmmms, we are over 50 now and the thought pattern is.. if we do it like this.. we can easily add on another of the same size when our wallet is a little more flush..
  7. VelvettFog

    VelvettFog Songster

    Apr 7, 2011
    Yakima, WA
    How many will fit .... hmmm.

    If I stack them like cord wood .... 14,568 or there abouts.
  8. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Songster

    Sep 26, 2010
    South Georgia
    Oh trust me i know about chicken math. I originally only wanted 2 or 3 hens. I made the mistake of building a coop big enough for about 10 hens so i got 10. This was in August of last year. Since them i hatched a batch of chicks and had no where to put them so i gave them away. This month im working on my new coop and run to double the flock. Now i have 2 duck eggs in the incubator and 6 chicken eggs. I got my whole family hooked and now we want to get some more chickens in the old coop to sell hatching eggs from.

    Anyway thank you for your responses. That helped me a lot!

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